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PUBLIC MEETING # 3 | JULY 9, 2018


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May 30 Public Meeting #2

Fall 2018 Plan Release and Public Presentation


Project Goals

Economic Strength and Diversification

A local economy that is strong, resilient, entrepreneurial, and growing


Project Goals

Economic Strength and Diversification

A local economy that is strong, resilient, entrepreneurial, and growing

Quality of Life to Attract, Develop, and Engage Creative Talent A place where everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential


Project Goals

Economic Strength and Diversification

Quality of Life to Attract, Develop, and Engage Creative Talent

Vibrant Downtown Core

A local economy that is strong,

A place where everyone has the

resilient, entrepreneurial,

A city center that enhances

opportunity to reach their highest

and growing

civic life & where all citizens

potential

can gather with pride


Plan Process

ENVISI ON CO LU M BUS

ELOPMENT STRATEGIC DEV

ANALYZE & SYNTHESIZE

(with fresh eyes, through many lenses)

PLANNING DOCUMENT REVIEW EXST. CONDITION REVIEW EXST. CONDITIONS UPDATE, ANALYSIS

VISION

(plan alternative futures)

CATALYST SITES & PHASING

PLAN CREATION

(short/ long term test fitting & projections)

(curate a compelling document)

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS: COMMUNITY CONTEXT, DEVELOPMENT NEEDS, SUSTAINABILITY PERCEIVED EXPANSION OPPORTUNITY EXAMINATION / IDENTIFICATION

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN CREATION

MARKET STUDY

PRIORITIZATION

FEASIBILITY

IMPLEMENTATION

Demographic trends

Identify catalytic sites

Financial feasibility

Funding and financing tools

Rents and vacancy

Benefits analysis

Resource and partnership

Phasing

Pipeline

Develop programs

assessment

Roles and responsibilities

Retail gap analysis

Prioritize top sites

Barriers and opportunities

CURRENT PHASE


Analysis

CONNECTIVITY

ACTIVATION

RESILIENCY

LIVABILITY

RECREATION

CULTURE


Engagement

IMAGES - HADLEY FRUITS PHOTOGRAPHY


527 / 40%

Go to a brewery or winery 31%

525 / 40%

Go to a movie

In the main business area of downtown 31% In the main business area of downtown

Hike, rock climb, kayak, or participate in other adventure sports

369 / 28% 344 / 26%

Go shopping

284 / 22%

Attend a sporting event

206 / 16%

Go to a museum or gallery

186 / 14%

People watch

170 / 13%

Play organized sports

Input

Other Have a meal at restaurant

25 / 2% 2 / 0%

Q3: Which age bracket do you fall in? Q3: Which age bracket do you fall in?

0-17 prefer not to answer 73 or older 0-17 prefer not to answer 1% 73 or older2% 1% 54-72 54-72

Q6: How often do you go to downtown Columbus for shopping, recreation, dining, events, etc. (or stay in or return to the area if you live or work downtown)? (1311 people answered) Never (26)

2%

23%

23%

38%

18-35

38%

18-35

At least 4 times per year (118)

Rarely (185)

2%

9%

14% 46%

At least 1 time per week (607)

37%

36-5437% 36-54

A COMMUNITY EVENTS VENUE IN COLUMBUS SHOULD... 39

Support mid-scale musical performance (touring acts) Support flexible use including arts workshops and community gatherings

40

FOOD TRUCKS/CARTS

CONVENIENCE RETAIL

2

Celebrate the history of the Crump Theater

23

OUTDOOR MARKETS

20

WINERIES/BREWERIES

1

There were “pop-up” events (beer gardens, food trucks, live musics, etc.)

35

There were more diverse offerings

5

16%

14%

10%

10%

10%

8%

7%

7%

7%

6%

3%

2%

CONFERENCE CENTER/HOTEL

FOOD TRUCKS/ CARTS

SIT DOWN/ CAFE DINING

CONVENIENCE RETAIL

OUTDOOR MARKETS

WINERIES/ BREWERIES

PARK CAFE

INNOVATION SPACES/ MAKER SPACES

PUBLIC TECH

CO-WORKING/ OFFICE SPACE

TO-GO/FAST CASUAL/ PREPARED DINING

13

They happened more often

27 / 2%

ALLEY CONVERSIONS

A GROCERY STORE IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS SHOULD...

43

Offer affordable, fresh foods

36

Have a cafe/bar component with outdoor seating 10

Have prepared food options available

18

13

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

10%

10%

12

WAYFINDING

It was easily accessible via walking from downtown

31

It offered convenient parking

19%

17%

16%

9%

ALLEY CONVERSIONS

TRAILS & BIKE PATHS

WATERFRONT ENGAGEMENT

SAFE CROSSINGS

8%

7%

LIGHTING PARKLETS

6%

6%

5%

3%

2%

2%

SHARED STREETS

COHESIVE CORRIDORS

ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT

THRESHOLD/ IDENTIFIER

DISTINCTIVE PAVING

WAYFINDING

Rigid Stressful

7

LIVABILITY (247 TOTAL VOTES)

29

30

New mid-level density housing stock (townhomes) downtown (200-225K price)

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

12

ROOFTOP PARKS ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS

23%

There were more restaurant/bar/retail options

15%

ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN NEIGHBORHOOD FRIENDLY CONVENIENCE STORES

21

There was greater activity downtown

206 / 16%284 / 22%

Have a meal at restaurant Other

2 25/ /0% 2%

Streets felt more vibrant

9%

8%

7%

FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

COMMUNITY CENTER

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

6%

PARKLETS MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

5%

5%

4%

3%

3%

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP

SHADE STRUCTURES

ROOFTOP PARKS

ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS

UTILITY SCREENING

36

Better utilization of alley network for pedestrians and cyclists

Improved sidewalk conditions

14

Greater street tree coverage

12

Flexible play spaces

14

Play for children

12

(1306 people answered)

11

16%

14%

13%

10%

7%

7%

WINTER PROGRAMMING

ADVENTURE SPORTS

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION

INDOOR SPORTS VENUES

FLEXIBLE SEATING

SPLASH PADS

7%

6%

6%

PLAYGROUNDS PASSIVE RECREATION

5%

OUTDOOR SPORTS WATER VENUES

5%

4%

GAME TABLES

RESPITE

Attend a Go community event, festival, to a bar or coffee shop parade, or performance Goto toathe market Go barfarmer’s or coffee shop

URBAN GROVES 33

A DOWNTOWN TRANSIT HUB SHOULD BE LOCATED...

24

FLEXIBLE OPEN SPACE

Adjacent to a central downtown grocery store

24

ALT. ENERGY RESOURCES EDUCATION/ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

30

9

2

The transit system had higher frequency (more trips per hour) 18

The bus stops had better amenities (bus shelters, etc.)

3

15%

13%

11%

11%

ALT. TRANSIT INITIATIVES

STREET TREES

FLEXIBLE OPEN SPACE

ALT. ENERGY RESOURCES

9%

9%

4%

EDUCATION/ COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GARDENS OPPORTUNITIES

PERVIOUS PAVING

4%

4%

2%

PUBLIC FILMS

39

Support small-scale community theater performances

Other Stressful

23 20

MUSEUMS

11

23 / 2%

Grocery stores or markets

Q9: What types of shopping and services are most needed downtown? (1286 people answered)

15%

14%

13%

13%

9%

8%

STREET FESTIVALS

PERFORMANCES

BEER GARDENS

PUBLIC GARDENS

INTERACTIVE ART

7%

6%

ART INSTALLATIONS MUSEUMS

5%

3%

2%

Novelty shops and and boutiques Restaurants dining

515 / 40%

MURALS

GALLERIES

ARTISTIC SURFACING

Drugstore Novelty shops and boutiques

457 / 36% 515 / 40%

Service businesses, such as dry cleaners, salon/barber Drugstore shop, etc. Service businesses, such as dry Other cleaners, salon/barber shop, etc. 35

There were more diverse offerings

13

They happened more often

ACCESSIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORES

5 4

URBAN GROVES

38 38

The walking network was continuous

17

THEATER VENUE

The sidewalks were wider and there were more/safer crosswalks

17

WINTER PROGRAMMING

There were more street trees

40

URBAN GROCER

I WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO WALK TO WORK IF...

None of the above

71 / 6%

0-17 prefer to answer 151 not / 12% 73 or older 151 / 12% 1% 23%

36

Seasonal nighttime festivals or programming such as ice skating, light festivals, etc. Seasonal nighttime festivals or Performance venue programming such ice and skating, light for as plays concerts festivals, etc. Performance venue Restaurants and dining for plays and concerts Sports bars, bowling, Restaurants and games dining billiards, and/or

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

Q10: What kind of places, events, or activities are most needed in downtown Columbus? (1299 people answered) 769 / 59%

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option 37%

719 / 55% 769 / 59%

36-54

706 / 54% 719 / 55% 469 / 36% 414 / 32% 469 / 36% 378 /414 29%/ 32%

297 /336 23%/ 26%

Poetry readings +Night late-night club coffee shops None of Night the above club

I WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO BIKE TO WORK IF... The biking network was continuous

31 16 4

Other None of the above Other Downtown Columbus

706 / 54%

336 / 26% 378 / 29%

art Bars or cocktailPublic lounges

All bike lanes were buffered from adjacent traffic

18-35

Q10: What kind of places, events, or activities are most needed in downtown Columbus? (1299 people answered)

Poetry readings + late-night Public art coffee shops

3

38%

BarsAorbrewery cocktailorlounges winery

5 3

There were bike amenities at work (bike storage, showers, etc.)

457 / 36%

2%

54-72

Sports bars,orbowling, A brewery winery billiards, and/or games

12

There was less traffic and/or slower traffic

71 72 / 6%

58 43

ALLEY CONVERSIONS

They offered a totally new experience

72 / 6%

None of the above Other

707 / 55%

TOP CATEGORY VOTES

8

There was more to do around the venue

There were more bike amenities (bike racks, bike shelters, etc.) 0

707725 / 55% / 56%

Q3: Which age bracket do you fall in?

5% SCULPTURE

I WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO ATTEND EVENTS IN COLUMBUS IF...

725 / 56%

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

Restaurants and dining Grocery stores or markets

There were “pop-up” events (beer gardens, food trucks, live musics, etc.)

More ColumBike bicycle rental locations

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

THEATER VENUE

247 / 19% 297 / 23% 58 / 4%

247 / 19%

Q4: Where do you go most often to relax, meet friends and family, and/or have fun? (1298 people answered) 54 58//4% 4%

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

54 / 4%

796 / 61%

The home of a friend or family member

Q11: What types of park and outdoor spaces are most needed in downtown (1298 people answered) 611Columbus? / 47%

25th St. / US 31 area stores + restaurants (Target, AMC Cinemas, etc.) An outdoor cafe + seating area A nearby large city - Indianapolis,

502in/ downtown 39% Q11: What types of park and outdoor spaces are most needed Columbus? (1298 people answered)

Cincinnati, and/or Louisville Gardens An outdoor cafe + seating area Columbus area parks Play forGardens children Nashville / Brown County An outdoor performance venue Play for children The Columbus People Trails A dog run / dog play area An outdoor performance venue The Greenwood area Sports / courts A dog run / fields dog play area The Edinburgh Outlet Mall area Outdoor fitness equipment Sports fields / courts Bloomington Bike share + bike repair stations Outdoor fitness equipment Other Skate park Bike share + bike repair stations None ofSkate the above park

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

759 / 58%

445 / 34% # of votes / % of people who voted chose this option 431 / 33% 392 / 30% 320 / 25%

27 / 2%

410 / 31% 405 / 31% 401 / 31% 391 / 30% 366 / 28%

The construction of an indoor sports facility Changes to 2nd and 3rd Streets that would slow traffic and make walking across the street easier The construction of more housing downtown

Q9: What types of shopping and services are most needed downtown? (1286 people answered)

5

ARTISTIC SURFACING

1

447 / 34%

Improvements to the Mill Race Park amphitheater A new People Trail connection along the river south of downtown, between Mill Race Park and the Haw Creek Trail The construction of a hotel and conference venue A new People Trail along 5th St. connecting Mill Race Park with neighborhoods to the east of downtown Removal of the existing dam and other improvements to the riverfront

33 53 / 3% / 4%

23 24 / 2%

852 / 65% 666 / 51% 461 / 35%

An improved People Trail connection between Noblitt and Donner Parks

of the areas indicated above

area of downtown

2433/ /2% 3%

Unsafe

305 / 23%

46%

Q13: Which of the following are most needed in the downtown Columbus area? (1303 people answered) # of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

305 / 23% 371 / 28%In Columbus, but not in one

60 / 5% 124 / 10% 31%

None of theUnsafe above

8

84 / 6%

The renovation of the Crump as an events venue or other community space Revitalization programs in near-downtown neighborhoods (clean-ups, code enforcement, new housing, etc.) The renovation and/or expansion of Donner Center

432 / 33% 512 / 39% 371 / 28% 432 / 33%

the 53 //4% 60In 5%main business

None of the above Other

15

512 / 39% 592 / 45%

5% 7%

13

MURALS GALLERIES

2

Rigid Playful Stressful Rigid

782 / 60%

124 / 10% 201 / 15%

Playful Inconvenient

17

SCULPTURE

14 9

233 / 18% 222 / 17% 212 / 16%

Wider sidewalks None of the above

782801 / 60% / 61% 592 / 45%

11%

201 / 15%

Inconvenient Boring

38 34 33

INTERACTIVE ART

Support flexible use including arts workshops and community gatherings

384 / 29% 348 / 26% 275 / 21%

801 / 61%

Outside of Bartholomew County

Convenient Friendly

32

ART INSTALLATIONS

Support mid-scale musical performance (touring acts)

546 / 42%

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option In Bartholomew County outside of Columbus

Relaxing Convenient Near the main business area of downtown (such as the area of Washington St. north of 11th St. or Entertaining Relaxing along 2nd or 3rd St. east of Franklin St. Boring Entertaining

BEER GARDENS

Offer unique programming opportunities for a flexible variety of uses

267 / 20% 323 / 25%

225 / 267 17%/ 20%

199 / 15%

Friendly Safe

RIPARIAN BIOFUEL

THEATER VENUE

2

323 334/ /25% 26%

199225 / 15% / 17%

Safe Clean

1%

RAIN COHESIVE ECOLOGICAL GARDENS CORRIDORS HABITAT

PERFORMANCES

A COMMUNITY EVENTS VENUE IN COLUMBUS SHOULD...

519 / 45% 560 / 43% 548 / 42%

More street trees, benches, lighting, etc. Conversion of alleys into greenways that accommodate bikes, pedestrians, and occasional vehicles More bicycle facilities, such as bike lanes and on-street bike routes Safety improvements for pedestrians at street intersections More shared streets for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles Traffic calming (changes to the streets that reduce the speed of vehicles)

Clean

17%

STREET FESTIVALS 2

21% In a neighborhood near the main business area of downtown

More on-street parking

Q8: Which of the following best describe the main business area of downtown # of votes / %Columbus? of people who voted chose this option Q2:(1304 Where doanswered) you work? people

CULTURE (249 TOTAL VOTES)

4

The transit system was free The transit system was more accessible for seniors and people with disabilities

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option More People Trail connections

334353 / 26% / 27%

(1304 people answered)

25

The transit system had more coverage (bus stops and routes)

Q12: What transportation improvements are most needed in downtown Columbus? (1315 people answered)

408 415//31% 32%

Q8: Which of the following best describe the main business area of downtown Columbus?

URBAN GROVES

I WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO TAKE TRANSIT TO WORK IF...

58 / 4% 43 / 3%

More frequent / convenient bus service

8

RIPARIAN BIO-FUEL

153 / 12% 127 / 10%

Skate park

but not in one 46%415In/ Columbus, 32% of the indicated above 458areas / 35%

353 / 27% 408 / 31%

Other

6

ECOLOGICAL HABITAT

251 / 19%

Bike share + bike repair stations

Other

459481 / 35% / 37%

319 / 25%

Sports fields / courts Outdoor fitness equipment

None of the above

653 / 50%

8

RAIN GARDENS COHESIVE CORRIDORS

6

1,169 / 89%

458 459 / 35%

Other Go to a hair salon or barbershop

20

PERVIOUS PAVING 6

Near 11th St and Jackson St

653 / 50% 742 / 57% 481 / 37%

In Bartholomew County 18% outside of Columbus

Show the or community to Go to a hair salon barbershop out-of-town visitors

21

COMMUNITY GARDENS

8

Visit Kidscommons or Do business at a bank, Thebuilding, Commons playground government or other office Visit Kidscommons or Shop The Commons playground Show the community to Shop out-of-town visitors

30

STREET TREES

At its current location (Mill Race Station)

Use the Mill Race / Go toPeople the library Noblitt Trail Use Race Visit the MillMill Race Park/ Noblitt People Trail Do business at a bank, Visit or Millother Raceoffice Park government building,

38

ALT. TRANSIT INITIATIVES

Near 3rd St between Lindsay and Brown

742 / 57%813 / 62%

In the main business area of downtown Outside of 4% Bartholomew County 12%

toin the library Go for a Go walk the area

RESILIENCY (224 TOTAL VOTES)

9

Inside a parking garage downtown

1,169 / 89%

813 / 62%

for a walk in the area Go toGo a movie at Yes Cinema

2

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option # of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

Attend a community event, festival, Eatoratperformance a restaurant parade,

416 / 32%

A dog run / dog play area

Q7: What activities do you participate in when you are in downtown Columbus? (select all that apply)

people answered) Q1:(1306 Where do you live? Eat at a restaurant

10

16

Exercise equipment

759 / 58% 700 / 54% 568 / 44% 562 / 43%

An outdoor performance venue

Q7: What activities do you participate in when you are in downtown Columbus? (select all that apply)

Go Go to atomovie at Yes Cinema the farmer’s market

13

Areas for dogs

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

OUTDOOR SPORTS VENUES

31

Ecological value and tree canopy

Q11: What types of park and outdoor spaces are most needed in downtown Columbus? (1298 people answered) An outdoor cafe + seating area Gardens

A NEIGHBORHOOD POCKET PARK SHOULD HAVE...

58 / 4% 54 / 4%

29%

15

RESPITE

297 / 23% 247 / 19%

Night club None of the above

14

GAME TABLES

Flexible seating opportunities

Poetry readings + late-night coffee shops

At least 1 time per week (607) At least 1 time per week (607)

46%

PLAYGROUNDS

WATER

6

14%

At least 1 time per month (375) 29% At least 1 time per month (375)

22

PASSIVE RECREATION

378 / 29% 336 / 26%

Public art

14%

30

469 / 36% 414 / 32%

A brewery or winery

Other

16

SPLASH PADS

769 / 59% 719 / 55% 706 / 54%

Sports bars, bowling, billiards, and/or games

46%

17

FLEXIBLE SEATING

31 14

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

Restaurants and dining

Bars or cocktail lounges

31

ADVENTURE SPORTS ACTIVE LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION INDOOR SPORTS VENUES

Two-way traffic (slower traffic, easier navigation)

Improved infrastructure systems (stormwater, electric, garbage collection, etc.)

Rarely (185) Rarely (185)

RECREATION (228 TOTAL VOTES) WINTER PROGRAMMING

MY DREAM RESIDENTIAL STREET WOULD BENEFIT MOST FROM...

71 / 6%

Seasonal nighttime festivals or programming such as ice skating, light festivals, etc. Performance venue for plays and concerts

Never (26) Never At least 4 times per year (26) (118) 2% At least 4 times per year 9% (118) 2%

13 6 3

72 / 6%

Q10: What kind of places, events, or activities are most needed in downtown Columbus? (1299 people answered)

12%

9%

On street parking was easier

151 / 12%

Other None of the above

2 / 0%

Q6: How often do you go to downtown Columbus for shopping, recreation, dining, events, etc. (or stay in or return to the area if you live or work downtown)? (1311 people answered) Q6: How often do you go to downtown Columbus for shopping, recreation, dining, events, etc. (or stay in or return to the area if you live or work downtown)? (1311 people answered)

17

There were greater connections to nearby parks

There was better bicycle wayfinding (directional signage)

Service businesses, such as dry cleaners, salon/barber shop, etc.

186206 / 14% / 16%

170 / 13%

7

UTILITY SCREENING

457 / 36%

Drugstore

170 / 13% 186 / 14% 25 / 2%

725 / 56% 707 / 55% 515 / 40%

Novelty shops and boutiques

8

DOG PARKS

LIVING NEAR DOWNTOWN WOULD BE MORE ATTRACTIVE/BETTER IF...

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

Restaurants and dining

284 / 22% 344 / 26%

Other Play organized sports

Have a meal at restaurant

9

23 / 2%

Grocery stores or markets

525 / 40%

344369 / 26% / 28%

Play organized People sports watch

13

SHADE STRUCTURES

5 1

24 / 2%

Unsafe

Q9: What types of shopping and services are most needed downtown? (1286 people answered)

525 527 // 40% 40% 369 / 28%

People watch Go to a museum or gallery

17 14

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP

6

Streetscape improvements (street trees, sidewalks, clean-up programs)

There was better lighting and signage

647 / 50%723 / 55%

53 / 4% 33 / 3%

None of the above

617 647 / 47% / 50%

Go Attend to a museum or gallery a sporting event

21

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

26

New single family housing infill in existing neighborhoods

124 / 10% 60 / 5%

583 /617 45% / 47%

Attend a sporting event Go shopping

22

COMMUNITY CENTER

1,102 / 84%

527 / 40% 583 / 45%

Hike, rock climb, 58kayak, or Go to a sports movie participate in other adventure Hike, rock climb, kayak, or Go shopping participate in other adventure sports

37

PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY

Existing housing stock revitalization (grants, etc.)

Celebrate the history of the Crump Theater

723 / 55%

Go toora winery movie Go to a brewery

ACCESSIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORES SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

New multi-family housing options downtown (similar to The Cole)

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

Gather at the home of a Have a meal at a restaurant friend or family member Gather at the home of a Attend a festival, performance, or event friend or family member Go for a walk, have a picnic, Attendora do festival, performance, or event something similar outdoors Go a picnic, Gofor toaawalk, bar orhave coffee shop or do something similar outdoors

5

Other

1,102 / 84%

Have a meal at a restaurant

Goto toaabar brewery or winery Go or coffee shop

It was easily accessible via public transportation

201 / 15%

Inconvenient Playful

8

RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS DOWNTOWN WOULD BENEFIT MOST FROM...

371 / 28% 305 / 23%

Boring

Q5: What do you do most often to relax, meet friends and family, and/or have fun? (1306 people answered)

4

15

It also carried basic pharmacy/ convenience retail items It was open through the evening

432 / 33%

Relaxing Entertaining

Q5: What do you do most often to relax, meet friends and family, and/or have fun? (1306 people answered)# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option I WOULD MOST LIKELY SUPPORT A GROCERY STORE IF...

512 / 39%

Convenient 25th St. / US 31 area stores and restaurants (Target, AMC Cinemas, etc.) 25th St. / US 31 area stores and restaurants (Target, AMC Cinemas, etc.)

12%

Columbus-area parks 10% A nearby large city - Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and/or Louisville A nearby large city - Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and/or Louisville

5

DISTINCTIVE PAVING

592 / 45%

Friendly

12%

10%

801 / 61% 782 / 60%

Safe

6

THRESHOLD/IDENTIFIER

2

(1304 people answered) Clean

The home of a friend or family member The home of a friend or family member

14%

Columbus-area parks

Q8: Which of the following best describe the main business area of downtown Columbus?

19%

9%

Nashville / Brown County

15 13

ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT

4

Offer a wine and spirits selection

LIGHTING

SHARED STREETS COHESIVE CORRIDORS

199 / 15%

Other

14%

9%

267 / 20% 225 / 17%

Downtown Columbus 19% Downtown Columbus

8%

Nashville / Brown County

20

PARKLETS

15

Offer locally sourced and organic products

323 / 25%

Shop

The Columbus People Trails

37

SAFE CROSSINGS

353 / 27% 334 / 26%

Go to a hair salon or barbershop

% of total votes cast for Q4 Other

39

TRAILS & BIKE PATHS WATERFRONT ENGAGEMENT

415 / 32% 408 / 31%

Visit Mill Race Park

Bloomington Other The Edinburgh Outlet Mall area 5% Bloomington 5% The The Edinburgh Outletarea Mall area Greenwood 5% 7% 5% The Greenwood area 7% The Columbus People Trails 8%

CONNECTIVITY (225 TOTAL VOTES) 4

458 / 35%

Show the community to out-of-town visitors

5

They offered a totally new experience

459 / 35%

Go to the library

Do business at a bank, government building, or other office Visit Kidscommons or The Commons playground

200 / 15%

% of total votes cast for Q4

8

There was more to do around the venue

303 / 23% 320 / 25%

Other

Go for a walk in the area

Use the Mill Race / Noblitt People Trail

232 / 18%303 / 23%

27 / 2%

481 / 37%

Go to a movie at Yes Cinema

200 232 / 15% / 18%

Other Bloomington

653 / 50%

Go to the farmer’s market

431 / 33% 445 / 34%

Bloomington The Edinburgh Outlet Mall area

1,169 / 89% 813 / 62% 742 / 57%

Go to a bar or coffee shop

611 / 47%

392 /431 30%/ 33%

The Edinburgh Outlet Mall area The Greenwood

URBAN GROCER

796 / 61%

320 / 25%392 / 30%

The Greenwood area The Columbus People Trails

16

7

Eat at a restaurant Attend a community event, festival, parade, or performance

445 / 34% 502 / 39%

The Columbus People Trails Nashville / Brown County

15

PUBLIC TECH CO-WORKING/OFFICE SPACE TO-GO/FAST CASUAL/ PREPARED DINING

I WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO ATTEND EVENTS IN COLUMBUS IF...

502 / 39%

Nashville / Brown Columbus areaCounty parks

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PARK CAFE INNOVATION SPACES/ MAKER SPACES

611 / 47%

25th St. / US 31 area stores + The home of a friend or family member restaurants (Target, AMC Cinemas, etc.) A nearby large Indianapolis, 25th St. / UScity 31-area stores + and/or Louisville restaurants Cincinnati, (Target, AMC Cinemas, etc.) A nearby large city - Indianapolis, Columbus area parks Cincinnati, and/or Louisville

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# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

796 / 61%

# of votes / % of people who voted chose this option

The home of a friend or family member Downtown Columbus

25

SIT DOWN/CAFE DINING

9

Downtown Columbus

35

CONFERENCE CENTER/HOTEL

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(1306 people answered)

(1298 people answered) Q4: Where do you go most often to relax, meet friends and family, fun?who # ofand/or votes / %have of people voted chose this option

URBAN GROCER

29%

Q7: What activities do you participate in when you are in downtown Columbus? (select all that apply)

Q4: Where do you go most often to relax, meet friends and family, and/or have fun? (1298 people answered)

ACTIVATION (245 TOTAL VOTES)

Offer unique programming opportunities for a flexible variety of uses

Support small-scale community theater performances

At least 1 time per month (375)

303 / 23% 319 / 25% 232 / 18% 251 / 19%319 / 25% 200 / 15% 153 / 12% 251 / 19% 127153 / 10% / 12%

58 / 4% 127 / 10%

416 / 32% 416 / 32%

700 / 54% 759 / 58%

568 / 44% 562 568//43% 44% 562 / 43%

700 / 54%

Other None of the above

360 / 28% 251 / 19% 199 / 15% 67 / 5% 54 / 4% 30 / 2%


Input

$11,500

$10,500

OCE R U R BAN G R 20.4%

$10,000

N COR E DOWNTOW ES STRATEG I 10.5%

L NCE HOTE E R E F N O C 15.4%

IAL R E S I DE NT M E NT R E I NVE ST 17.7%

TE M PAR K SYS 18.6%

$5,900

$8,700

$5,400

$4,400

IVITY CON N ECT 9.6%

EVE NT VE 7.8%

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Catalytic Ideation

Measured Ideation

Urban Grocer

System Ideation

Conference Hotel / Performance Adaptive Reuse of Crump

Mobility Strategies Single Family Home Reinvestment*

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Park System Strategies


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Overall Plan Larger Gestures

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Townhome Residential Pilot Strategy Conference Hotel & Performance Strategy Urban Grocer Strategy Single Family Residential Strategies *

KEY PARK SYSTEM STRATEGIES

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Donner Park Strategy Noblitt Park Improvements

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Mill Race Activation Strategy People Trail Connectivity Southern Connector Park Residential Street / Alley Improvements

KEY MOBILITY / CONNECTIVITY STRATEGIES

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MEASURED CATALYTIC IDEATION


Key Opportunity Zones Residential Homes

2nd & 3rd Corridor

Donner Park

The Second and Third Street corridors serve as key thresholds to Columbus. These roads are structured to accommodate peak flow of traffic which results in challenging pedestrian connectivity. A significant quantity of land along the this corridor is vacant or underutilized as surface parking and has the capacity to support activation through infill development.

Zipper Infill Zone

Noblitt Park

Zipper Zone

Falling at the edges of the downtown core and single family residential neighborhoods, this area includes a significant quantity of surface parking which detracts from the potential vibrancy and density of downtown neighborhoods.

Residential Homes North of Downtown, Columbus benefits from a tremendous stock of existing cottage homes with regionally appropriate architectural character, walkable streets and close proximity to many assets. Strategic investment in homes could support greater vibrancy and better meet current market demands for quality housing stock at all price points.

Mill Race Park

2nd & 3rd Corridor City Hall


Measured Catalytic Strategies Residential Homes

2nd & 3rd Corridor

Donner Park

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Conference & Performance - Adaptive Reuse of Crump

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Urban Grocer / Multifamily Housing Strategy

Zipper Infill Zone

Noblitt Park

Zipper Zone

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Townhome Pilot Block / Mid-Density Residential Strategy

Residential Homes Mill Race Park

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Single Family Residential Strategies* (Opportunity)

2nd & 3rd Corridor

1 2 City Hall


2nd & 3rd Street Corridor CURRENT CHALLENGES / OPPORTUNITIES

Challenging Crossings

Underutilized Land

Sense of Disconnect

2nd and 3rd Street Corridors are challenged by difficult pedestrian connectivity and underutilized land.

CURRENT ASSETS

Adjacent Open Space

High Visibility / Traffic

Proximity to Existing Assets

Proximity to open space, significant traffic / visibility and proximity to existing assets give this corridor opportunity.

CONF. & PERFORMANCE - ADAPTIVE REUSE CRUMP

2nd & 3rd Corridor

URBAN GROCER


Urban Grocer


Rationale | Public input emphasized the need for a grocery store in Downtown.

56% Said a grocery store or market was the most-needed type of shopping or services

36% Said a drugstore was the most-needed type of shopping or services

16% Said an urban grocer was most critical for downtown activation

Select responses from residents on improving livability: “Downtown Fresh Food Store!” “Downtown Grocery + RX + Apartments for people above commercial” “Make ‘healthy’ the norm. Encourage play, healthy food and walkability”


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Urban Grocer POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL RETAIL COMPONENT

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Urban Grocer OUTDOOR DINING TERRACE

RECONFIGURED LAFAYETTE STREET

CYCLE PARKING, TRANSIT ACCESS

RECONFIGURED 3RD STREET

FUTURE MIXED USE

RAIN GARDENS & STREET TREES


Conference Hotel & Performance - Adaptive Reuse of Crump


Rationale | Public Input identified a desire for increased programming and performance in Downtown Columbus.

65% Said the renovation of the Crump as an events venue or other community space is most needed in Downtown Columbus.

55% Said a performance venue for plays and concerts is most needed to activate Columbus.

45% Of public meeting attendees selected a Theater Venue as a most-needed cultural element.

18-35 BRACKET: 70.23% 36-54 BRACKET: 65.15% 54-72 BRACKET:

57.4%

73 + BRACKET:

7.83 %


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CONFERENCE HOTEL / PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT • TOTAL GSF: 114,600 SF • CRUMP RENOVATED GSF: ~20,000 SF • HOTEL / CONFERENCE GSF: 94,600 SF • HOTEL ROOMS : 57,200 SF (~184 ROOMS) (FLOOR 4-10, PARTIAL ON FLOOR 2-3) • LOBBY / CONFERENCE / RETAIL: 37,400 SF (FLOOR 1-3)

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TOTAL GSF: 114,600 SF CRUMP RENOVATED GSF: ~20,000 SF HOTEL / CONFERENCE GSF: 94,600 SF HOTEL ROOMS : 57,200 SF (~184 ROOMS) (FLOOR 4-10, PARTIAL ON FLOOR 2-3) LOBBY / CONFERENCE / RETAIL: 37,400 SF (FLOOR 1-3)

FUTURE MIXED USE W/ PARKING COMPONENT

RECONFIGURED FRANKLIN STREET & DROP OFF

PUBLIC COURTYARD/ ENTRY

RESTORED FACADE/ LOBBY


Conference Hotel & Performance - Adaptive Reuse of Crump CAPACITY FOR CONFERENCE HOTEL / PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

RECONFIGURED 3RD STREET

FACADE AND LOBBY RESTORATION

RAIN GARDENS + STREET TREES


Conference Hotel & Performance - Adaptive Reuse of Crump Current Processes >

CONFERENCE HOTEL STUDY

LANDMARK COLUMBUS

Feasibility of Conference Hotel

Economics of Performance

Programming, Sizing, Location

Performance + Historic Arch

ENVISION COLUMBUS Feasibility of Combined Program Architectural Vision


Zipper Zone CURRENT CHALLENGES / OPPORTUNITIES

Limited Housing

Underutilized Land

Disconnect Downtown

Zipper Zone

A lack of mid-density housing adjacent to the downtown and extensive surface parking create challenges for vibrancy.

CURRENT ASSETS TOWNHOME PILOT BLOCK

Cultural Amenities

Established Parks

Downtown Assets

Proximity to existing downtown assets including cultural amenities, restaurants, retail establishments and near-downtown parks are assets for this zone.


Townhome Pilot Block


Rationale | Public input expressed the need for more quality, diverse housing options in Downtown.

51% Said revitalization programs (e.g. new housing) were most needed near downtown.

15% Said construction of new housing specifically was needed downtown.

12% Indicated that single family residential was most critical for livability.

Select responses from residents on activation “Safe, affordable housing for midincome families” “Mixed-use housing with shared common space” “We need good homes of all price points and sizes” - Residential broker interview


Rationale | For-sale homes in the “missing middle� price point in Columbus tend to be smaller, have fewer bedrooms, and are older than neighboring communities. Low Price Point Less than $99,999

Middle Price Point $100,000 - $250,000

High Price Point $250,000+

Columbus

Price: $ 69K SF: 1,352

Bed/ Bath: 2/1 Year Built: 1947

Price: $ 170K SF: 1,976

Bed/ Bath: 3/3 Year Built: 1967

Price: $ 525K SF: 4,755

Bed/ Bath: 6/5 Year Built: 2008

Price: $ 70K SF: 1,152

Bed/ Bath: 2/1 Year Built: 1957

Price: $ 175K SF: 2,384

Bed/ Bath: 4/3 Year Built: 2010

Price: $ 597K SF: 5,412

Bed/ Bath: 4/4 Year Built: 1996

Greenwood

Source: Zillow, City of Columbus


Rationale | HR&A tested a townhouse concept in the $190,000 to $225,000 range to respond to competitive for-sale housing prices in the City.

$1,000-$1,200 Monthly Housing Expense*

$190,000 – $225,000

33% Percent of Income Dedicated to Housing

Target Home Price

$55,000 - $63,000 Income Qualified Household Note: Jackson Street Condos most recently sold in 2015 for $245,000 - $289,000

* Assumes 20% down, 30-year fixed mortgage, 4.6% interest rate, 1.2% property tax rate


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Townhome Pilot Block

7TH STREET

CATALYST TOWNHOUSES

GARAGE ENABLING PROJECT FRANKLIN STREET

WASHINGTON STREET

PARKING (57 SPACES) 50FT

ACTIVE GROUND FLOOR 6TH STREET PARKING (99 SPACE/ TYP.FLOOR)

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POTENTIAL PHASE 2 EXTENSION

LEVELS 2-4


Townhome Pilot Block ARTISTIC ARCHITECTURAL SCREEN FOR GARAGE

ACTIVE FIRST FLOOR W/ PARKING GARAGE ABOVE

RAIN GARDENS + STREET TREES

RECONFIGURED FRANKLIN STREET

ROOF TERRACES

RECONFIGURED 6TH STREET

GARAGES (ALLEY ACCESS)

OUTDOOR SPACES/YARDS


Implementation - Potential Additional Sites Site with capacity to support Townhome Typology

Zipper Zone

TOWNHOME PILOT BLOCK


Systems Ideation: Parks and Mobility


Park System Strategies CURRENT CHALLENGES / OPPORTUNITIES

RECOMMENDED PARK SYSTEM STRATEGIES

1. Activation Inconsistent Programming

Incomplete Linkages

Challenging Connections

The park system is currently challenged by perceptions of inconsistent programming and incomplete connections to assets.

! 2. Connectivity

Increased connectivity of trails, sidewalks and bike lanes between park assets and downtown amenities will increase the vibrancy of both parks and neighborhoods. Continued efforts to connect park landholdings into a cohesive greenbelt system will enhance city-wide connectivity.

CURRENT ASSETS

River Access

Columbus benefits from a significant network of park space which has the capacity to be strategically leveraged to support increased activation opportunities. This program can add vibrancy and activate existing landholdings to engage the population with park spaces and increase quality of life.

Extensive Trails

Landholdings

The park system is bolstered by significant riverfront access, existing amenities, the People Trail network and extensive landholdings.

3. Resiliency There is capacity in the park system of Columbus to elevate regional resiliency and sustainability through ecological corridor connectivity and stormwater management. Additionally, it could be advantageous to engage productive landuses including Bio-Fuel production as a method to anchor floodplain soils and add economic and aesthetic value to underutilized landholdings.


Park System: Connectivity 1

1. Donner - Noblitt People Trail The existing proposed project to improve connections between Donner and Noblitt Park has the potential to contribute to a continuous People Trail network through the city.

2. Residential Streets and Alleys

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The conversion of wide residential streets into 2-way roads with bike lanes would help to provide safe routes for cyclists. Similarly, the improvement of existing alleys will allow for increased connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists to downtown assets.

3. Riverfront Trail Extending the Riverfront Trail creates opportunity for engagement with the river and promotes connectivity.

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4. Southern Trail Connection A southern trail connection has the potential to complete key linkages that will help to establish a continuous trail network and promote multi-modal access to Downtown Columbus.


Park System: Activation Strategies 1. Donner Park

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Donner Park has historically served as a key recreational hub for near-downtown residential neighborhoods and should be updated to continue to fulfill this role.

2. Noblitt Park

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Underutilized space in Noblitt Park could be catalyzed through new riverfront connections, additional sports recreation program capacity, iconic landform and opportunities for integration of art.

3. Engaging the River By strategically rerouting and improving the People Trail system, new connections to the Flatrock River could be established to offer diverse opportunities to safely engage with riparian assets.

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Improved connections, programming capacity and sports fields could increase the use of Mill Race Park. A flexible cafe pavilion could serve as an important draw and promote activation.

5. Downtown Riverfront Columbus is well positioned with extensive proximity to the Flatrock River. Enhanced trail connectivity and riverfront access would bring vibrancy to the downtown edge. APPROX. WALKING MINUTE DISTANCE

6. Environmental Education An environmental center located near the riverfront could promote engagement with the river and park system and establish educational opportunities.

7. Productive Land Use Strategies Productive land-use including potential biofuel production could transform landholdings into iconic and resilient landscapes with potential for both economic and ecological benefit.

8. Neighborhood Pocket Parks Strategic insertion of community pocket parks into near-downtown neighborhoods would provide neighborhood identity and amenities to serve existing and future populations.

9. Green Street Connectivity Complete residential streets with bike lanes and rain gardens have the capacity to reduce stormwater runoff and enhance key connections between residential neighborhoods and downtown assets.

10. Southern Connections Key connectivity between new development opportunities south of Second Street and a connected People Trail system will allow access to key assets and attract new populations to engage with park spaces.


Park System: Resiliency 1. Ecological Corridor Connectivity The park system of Columbus has many significant landholdings and individual parks. Continued efforts to interconnect these into a cohesive ecological corridor system will promote ecosystem health. Interconnectivity of trails and bike lanes between parks and the downtown neighborhood amenities will promote community wellness.

2. Stormwater Management Throughout the city and especially in the network of public parks there is significant opportunity for stormwater management strategies including enhanced riparian buffers, rain gardens and run-off capture and reuse infrastructure. RIPARIAN BUFFER

RAIN GARDENS & BIOSWALES

NATIVE PLANTINGS

RUN-OFF CAPTURE & REUSE

3. Bio-Fuel Production Productive land-use strategies including the implementation of bio-fuel programs could serve as a method to anchor floodplain soils and add economic and aesthetic value to underutilized park spaces.

PLANTING

Hybrid Poplar trees planted in late winter

Funding for program and other green initiatives

(Trees Re-Sprout after Harvest)

HARVEST

Some or all trees harvested after 2-3 years

$ Income generated from bio-fuel

PROCESSING

Poplar crop treated and separated into solids and liquids

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Liquid sugars are fermented, distilled, and dehydrated into hydrocarbon bio-fuel


Park System - Visioning FLEXIBLE CAFE PAVILION / COMMUNITY HUB

PEOPLE TRAIL CONNECTIVITY

PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES

ART INTEGRATION

NATIVE PLANTINGS

FLEXIBLE-USE SPORT COURTS

ICONIC LANDFORM


Noblitt Park

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1.) Support initiatives to renovate and integrate recreation amenities to support community use 2.) Integration of interactive art to diversify experience 3.) Support connectivity through safe crossings and connections to reconfigured alley network including implementation of proposed 17th Street Intersection improvements


Noblitt - Mill Race Gateway

Mill Race Park

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1.) Opportunities for engagement with river

1.) Capacity to support flexible cafe pavilion

2.) Opportunities for productive, iconic and lowmaintenance land-use strategies

2.) Promote low-cost programming opportunities including movable seating and pop-up / ephemeral events

3.) Enhance gateway with strategic integration of art

3.) Capacity to support flexible sports programming 4.) Downtown connectivity improvements 5.) Strategic clearing for key viewsheds


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5.) Educational opportunity

2.) Extend North / South connectivity from Park System into Downtown

6.) Integration of art

3.) Develop amenity spaces to complement future infill parcels along southern urban-edge 4.) Gateway park landscapes

7.) Productive and iconic land-use strategies 8.) Consider future access and opportunities for peninsula


Greening Chestnut Street and Neighborhood Pocket Parks POTENTIAL POCKET CAPACITY

GREEN STREET CONFIGURATION BICYCLE FRIENDLY LANES

TWO-WAY ROAD, ACCOMMODATION FOR STREET PARKING ON ONE SIDE

CHESTNUT STREET

INCREASED STREET-TREE CANOPY

UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

POCKET PARK CONDITIONS: PROGRAM CAPACITY

INCREASED TREE CANOPY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAY

FLEXIBLE GATHERING SPACE


Connectivity Ideation KEY RECOMMENDATIONS

CURRENT CHALLENGES / OPPORTUNITIES

1. Streetscape & Street Network One - Way Streets

Parking Perceptions

Transit Access

Downtown Columbus is currently challenged by a perceived lack of parking, one way streets and transit hub proximity.

2. Parking Infrastructure & Utilization In conjunction with existing perceptions of downtown parking and the implementation of new development, parking systems should be optimized. Nelson Nygaard’s 2013 Parking study outlined key moves to enhance both off and on-street parking through the implementation of kiosk-based metered systems and garage optimization and outlined key opportunities to protect residential parking areas and expand management of employee parking. These priorities should be revisited in conjunction with current strategies.

CURRENT ASSETS

ColumBUS

Traffic engineers and progressive communities prefer two-way streets because they have been proven to enhance economic development (providing more convenient access and visibility for customers), improve pedestrian safety and appeal, and reduce congestion by increasing network flow. More two-way streets in the downtown area would discourage high vehicular speeds and make safer streets, improving access to destinations and reducing traffic due to less circuitous routes. Coordinated signalization can accommodate peak traffic volume and facilitate greater porosity.

ColumBIKE

People Trail

Columbus is served by ColumBUS and ColumBIKE in addition to a significant pedestrian / cycle trail network.

3. Transit Infrastructure The main transit hub of Columbus is located far from the activity of downtown Columbus at Mill Race Center, west of downtown. This location forces transit riders to travel to a location that many have little need to go to in order to connect to other transit services. This makes transit routes less convenient for riders traveling to and from the city’s core, and thereby may discourage actual transit use. In addition, some routes share stops in downtown but there is minimal route coordination and no transit hub in the heart of the commercial area.


Connectivity Improvements 1. Washington St: road diet & bicycle/ pedestrian infrastructure

Cycle / Ped Infrastructure Streetscape Infrastructure

2. Lindsey St: road diet & bicycle/ pedestrian infrastructure

Parking Infrastructure

3. Brown St: road diet & bicycle/ pedestrian infrastructure

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4. Jackson St: Pedestrian-Forward Campus Street

Direction Conversion

5. Franklin St. & Lafayette St: Streetscape Improvements Transit Center Relocation Opp.

6. Alleyway improvements to promote Utility Access and Cycling 7. Chestnut Green Street 2

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Washington St & 17th St (Pre-existing proposal) Washington St & 11th St Jackson St & 5th St Jackson St & 4th St Jackson St & 3rd St Jackson St & 2nd St Washington St & 2nd St Franklin and 3rd St Lafayette and 3rd St. Lafayette and 2nd St. State Rt. 46 Railroad Overpass Project (Pre-existing proposal)


DETERIORATING, NON-PERMEABLE PAVEMENT GAPS IN STREET TREE CANOPY

UNDERUTILIZED ONE-WAY ROAD FAST/ DANGEROUS TRAFFIC

AGING UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

EXISTING ALLEY CONDITIONS

EXISTING RESIDENTIAL STREET CONDITIONS

PERMEABLE PAVING GARBAGE ENCLOSURE

BICYCLE FRIENDLY LANES

TWO-WAY ROAD, ACCOMMODATION FOR STREET PARKING ON ONE SIDE

INCREASED STREET-TREE CANOPY

UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

PROPOSED CONDITIONS: BIKE/PEDESTRIAN

PROPOSED CONDITIONS: MID-LEVEL INTERVENTION

PERMEABLE GRASS PAVE WITH DRIVABLE CONCRETE STRIPS GARBAGE ENCLOSURE

BICYCLE-FRIENDLY LANES

RAIN GARDENS & INCREASED TREE CANOPY

UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

PROPOSED CONDITIONS: UTILITY ACCESS

PROPOSED CONDITIONS: EXTENSIVE INTERVENTION


IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS Initial Framework


The sequencing of catalytic projects will be determined by evaluation of key criteria.

Near-term VIABILITY

FUNDING availability

Catalytic IMPACT and VISIBILITY


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Which projects are a priority to you?

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PUBLIC MEETING # 3 | JULY 9, 2018

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